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Ripple CTO David Schwartz Reveals Reasons Why Ripple Needs to Keep Selling XRP

One of the most “unpopular battles” in the crypto universe is definitely one of Ripple. The efforts of the company to prove that XRP isn’t a security became a prolonged battle.This exact battle could hold the key to XRP’s future and it has been held forth again. Be it as it may, there has been a lawsuit that may present Ripple as an issuer and the seller of the coin. Do not forget, XRP is one of the largest by market cap. At the time of writing the market cap of the coin was $10,33 billion...

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Former CFTC Officials Want to Promote U.S. Digital Dollar Concept in Cooperation with Accenture

The U.S. Digital Dollar concept is being pushed by the former CFTC chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo. Reports indicate that he, Daniel Gorfine and Charles Giancarlo are planning to do this privately. Daniel Gorfine is the former LabCFTC director. Charles Giancarlo is an investor. They have decided to form the Digital Dollar Foundation. It is a non-profit initiative in association with Accenture. They also have plans to work with various professionals to achieve this. They plan to work towards...

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Bitwise Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Proposal with SEC

Bitwise Bitcoin ETF proposal has been withdrawn. The cryptocurrency asset management firm indicated that it had submitted a note to the U.S. SEC. Bitwise said that the withdrawal request is “consistent with the public interest and protection of investors”. This shows that the firm is studying the situation at this time. The global head of research told:“We did indeed withdraw the application. This is a procedural step, and we intend to refile our application at an appropriate time.”It also...

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CFTC Chairman Encourages Further Cryptocurrency Derivatives Regulations

In a recent interview with Cheddar, Heath Tarbert, Chairman of the CFTC, sat down to talk about Phase 1 of the upcoming U.S.-China trade deal, slated to be signed on Wednesday of this week.According to Tarbert, the trade deal will “be an immense success,” and that once the agreement is signed, we’ll start to see U.S. markets, such as energy and agriculture, coming back to where they were initially before the trade war with China began a few years ago.Tarbert also talks about his primary...

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XRP Status Is Unclear, Says CFTC Chairman

XRP status has been classified as unclear. The U.S. Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Heath Tarbert has indicated. He said this in an interview while trying to clarify the status of different cryptocurrencies. He noted:“It’s unclear. Stay tuned I’d say. Part of the issue is that our jurisdiction we share with the SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission]. If it’s a security, it falls under their jurisdiction. If it’s a commodity, it falls under ours.”CFTC...

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FTX Derivatives Exchange Launches Bitcoin Options Trading

FTX crypto derivatives exchange platform has begun services for Bitcoin (BTC) options. The announcement came in a tweet posted on Saturday from FTX CEO Bankman-Fried.Options are live!https://t.co/B85lrLVDQO— SBF (@SBF_Alameda) January 12, 2020The announcement did not include any specific details about the offering, only that its Bitcoin options. However, in another tweet just about two hours later, the CEO said the platform had hit $1m in volume, since the launch.FTX Bitcoin OptionsEven as...

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CME Group Set to Launch Bitcoin Futures Options on January 13

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has previously allowed several crypto derivatives products to enter the market. In that context, CME Group, which offers Bitcoin futures, plans to launch options on BTC futures on January 13, 2020.While responding to the growing interest in cryptos and customer demand for tools to manage Bitcoin exposure, CME Group decided to launch options on BTC futures. As we highlighted earlier, the firm officially confirmed this launch last...

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Former Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler Will Overlook CFTC

Kelly Loeffler, the former CEO at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-backed crypto trading platform Bakkt, will be joining the committee that looks upon the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). However, that increased the worries of a possible conflict of interest. In a Jan. 6 tweet, Loeffler said she has sworn into the United States Senate by Mike Pence, the Senate’s chief officer, to become Georgia’s newest Senator.It's official! What an honor to serve our great state in the...

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Bitwise Expresses Commitment to Bitcoin ETF in a New Letter to the SEC

The Bitwise digital asset management is still very much interested in creating a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). On Wednesday, the firm sent a new letter to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), responding to the earlier published 112-page rejection letter it received from the SEC back in October.Published by the SEC on Friday, the new letter addressed the SEC’s manipulation fears. According to the SEC, one of the reasons the Bitcoin ETF could not be approved was the...

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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Breaks All Time High at $45.56 Million

Bitcoin price has jumped back above $7000 gaining over 7% in the last 24 hours. This price jump in Bitcoin is reportedly due to a massive spike in the Bakkt Bitcoin Futures volume. Thus, despite the Bitcoin price volatility, institutional trading for Bitcoin seems on the rise.A Twitter handle dubbed Bakkt Volume Bot has highlighted this rise.∙ Today's volume so far: 6312 BTC ($45.56 million)∙ Last traded price: $7,218∙ Trading day progress: 83%∙ Current daily Bakktarget™: 6994 BTC ($50.48...

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